Horned Frogs Open Conference Slate At San Diego State
Sept. 30, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU will open conference play this Friday night underneath the lights at San Diego State.
Start time for the match against the Aztecs is set for 6 p.m. CT at the SDSU Sports Deck. Following its Friday night contest, TCU will return home on Sunday to take on Houston Baptist at 1 p.m.
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Scouting San Diego State
In matches against ranked opponents this fall, the Aztecs have dropped 1-0 matches to No. 3 North Carolina, No. 6 Florida and No. 13 Santa Clara. On Sept. 19, San Diego State battled then No. 18 Oregon State to a 2-2 double overtime draw.
The Aztecs, who are the defending Mountain West Conference Champions and advanced to the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament, went 0-2-0 in competition last weekend, falling to Cal State Fullerton, 2-1, and Cal Poly, 1-0, respectively. SDSU is led on offense this fall by returning all-tournament team selection Michaela Dejesus, who has netted three goals, while also dishing out two assists.
Scouting Houston Baptist
On the year, senior Isla Cameron leads the Huskie attack with five goals, while also dishing out one assist. HBU's three victories have come against Sam Houston State, Grambling State and Texas Southern. Overall, Houston Baptist, who is 0-3-1 on the road this fall, has posted 11 goals on the season. Seven different student-athletes have found the back of the net for HBU this fall.
The Huskies, who are a member of the Great West Conference, are led by Misty Jones. Jones is in her fifth year as head coach and helped HBU reach the 2009 conference tournament finals.
In their other outing last weekend, sophomore Kim Castleberry netted two goals as TCU upended UTSA at the UTSA Recreational Sports Complex, 4-1. Overall, the Horned Frogs outshot the Roadrunners, 13-10, including connecting on eight shots-on-goal. Jordan Calhoun, who now needs only one more goal to become TCU's all-time leading goal scorer in school history, led the TCU attack with one goal, while also assisting on another.
The Purple and White, who are 2-3-1 at home this fall, will close non-conference play on Sunday. The Frogs are led on offense by Calhoun and Castleberry, who have both netted four goals apiece, respectively. Senior Kelsey Walters has played the majority of the minutes between the posts this fall and has recorded 30 saves on the year.
Sunday's match against Houston Baptist will mark the third time in TCU history that the Huskies and Horned Frogs will face each other on the pitch. TCU, who leads the all-time series 2-0-0, last played Houston Baptist in 2009. The Frogs dominated the Huskies, claiming a 3-1 victory at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. Overall, TCU has combined to outscore HBU in its previous two meetings, 8-1.
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California Connection Kind For Frogs
In its last three outings against SDSU, TCU has combined to score five goals against the Aztecs. During those three contests, two goals and two assists have been recorded by California natives. In a 2-1 victory over San Diego State in 2008, the Horned Frogs had both goals and an assist tallied by California natives.
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Individually, junior Jordan Calhoun currently sits No. 2 in shots for the season with 47 and shots-per-game (4.27). Senior Chelsea Cody is also among the MWC leaders, ranking third in assists (4), while also sitting No. 2 in assists-per-game (0.44).